Assumptions about Communication, etc.

Noel Rude nrude at UCINET.COM
Tue Mar 6 00:36:31 UTC 2001

on 3/5/01 7:04 AM, dan everett at dan_everett at SIL.ORG wrote:

> I am pessimistic about linguists shedding much light on the matter,
> unless they are able to translate this into empirical linguistic
> issues, with predictions and some bases for choosing between the
> predictions (the usual way linguists help philosophers think through
> issues).
> Dan Everett

But one wonders -- might the fact that we posit semantic roles such as Agent
(intentional cause) be of interest to philosophers?  One assumes they know
about this -- they do, don't they?


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